Hello everyone! Today we have the Author of The Admirer's Secret Pamela Crane with us. If you haven't been lucky enough to read her work yet I suggest getting a copy of her currently free book A Fatal Affair after finding out a little about the author in the interview below she was kind enough to grant me.
What is your most recent book and what is it about?
“The Admirer’s Secret” is my debut thriller, loosely based on my own experience with a mental disorder called erotomania—a delusional belief of being in love. Haley Montgomery is emotionally crippled by death that hovers over her, until her solitary life is upended by the man of her dreams. Propelled by a secret admirer’s threatening letters, Haley's past haunts her, throwing her life into a devastating tailspin. Can she conquer her demons and find love? I won’t tell you if it was me who had the mental illness—you have to read the book yourself to find out. But writing was very therapeutic for me.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Since the book was largely written about true events, I didn’t want to stray too far from the original storyline. However, since writing “The Admirer’s Secret” my writing style has matured, so sometimes I wish I could rewrite it as a better writer. J
How did you come up with the title?
The title reflects the secrets hidden within the lives of the characters…and touches on the obsession that drives the secrets.
Did you learn anything from writing your book and if so what was it?
I learned that I have much to learn about writing, lol. Some specifics: I learned how to organize a plot outline, create character profiles to ensure character consistency, and how to work more twists into my story. I love a good twist and red herrings, and writing “The Admirer’s Secret” helped me refine that craft.
What are your current projects?
I just finished “A Fatal Affair,” a free novella I decided to write to uncover what happened in one of the characters’ pasts. His wife was missing and the loose end was driving me (and many of my readers) crazy, so I wrote that to appease the masses. Haha It’s a freebie on OmniLit.com, so it’ll give readers a taste of the characters.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I wrote my first novel when I was 8 years old—about a group of talking dogs on an adventure. It never got published though.
What inspired you to write your first book?
The inspiration was to get through my own trauma, since the book was based on real events and real psychological disorders that I lived through. The reality is that so many people suffer from mental illness and don’t know it, but there is hope and there are treatment options out there, and writing my book was one such treatment.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Where to begin? One of my favorite thriller writers is Steven James. He is eloquent yet digs into the psyche of the characters, which I truly enjoy. I can’t put his books down!
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
I’m always picking up new reads, but when I like a challenge I like to read Haven Kimmel. Her writing is incredibly visual, and while some people struggle with her prose, I find it inspiring.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Give your characters life, breath, and depth. If possible, base them on real people you know, because that will help give you a better idea of how to create their mannerisms, their appearances, their personalities. My characters are so important to me, and I can easily flash an image of each one in my head because they are real people in my life. The more real they are to you, the more real they will be to your readers. After all, it’s the characters who sell the story. If we don’t feel connected to them, we won’t feel a connection to the story.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
A hearty thanks to all of my readers who have made my writing aspirations a dream come true. As a wife and mother, it’s hard to juggle writing too, but I’m so glad I didn’t give up. “The Admirer’s Secret” has been consistently in the top 100 books on Amazon in the UK, and I owe my readers all the credit! Thank you!
Where is the best place for readers to find your book?
You can purchase it on my website at www.pamelacrane.com. Note that “A Fatal Affair” is a freebie, so take advantage and download a copy! My books are available at almost all online retailers, but here’s a few links for you:
Do you have a website?
Sure do—it’s an author necessity these days. J Check me out at www.pamelacrane.com. Stay posted for contests and freebies!
Author of The Admirer's Secret
"Mea culpa, Ms. Crane... If you like a suspenseful thriller that completely shocks you with its plot twists, this is the one foryou."
"Engaging plot, relatable characters, credible motive, unique twist ending-it's got all of the components I'm looking for in a captivating thriller."
Thanks again to Ms. Crane for that truly insightful interview about her work and the true experience that inspired her to share the thrilling and bone chilling story with us through her books. Please leave your comments below and please pick up a copy of Ms. Cranes A Fatal Affair and The Admirer's Secret. The last of which you can find by clicking on the photo below.
Hello everyone and I want to welcome today's featured Author Jason Wallace and thank him for answering my questions. Mr. Wallace has published several books and some wonderful poetry.
What is your most recent book and what is it about? I have 14 things that I'm working on right now, but the one that is the furthest done is called "God's Earth." It is a sort of fictional autobiographical memoir of a man who leaves his Virginia home just after returning from the Civil War, heads west and ends up in place after place that he would have never expected, including living among the Osage, working as a silver and gold miner, and later, as a scout and aid to General George Armstrong Custer, attempting to thwart Custer's plans against the Native Americans.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book? In the one I'm working on, no, but in my last completed book, yes. I would have made it longer instead of trying to rush it to meet a deadline.
How did you come up with the title? All of my titles just come to me.
Did you learn anything from writing your book and if so what was it? For my current project, yes. I've learned a little bit about Osage culture.
What are your current projects? "God's Earth," "Death at My Door: The Secret Life of Benjamin Marks," "Take These Guns from Me," "Eternal Desire," and 10 others.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? I think it started when I was very young from my love for reading.
What inspired you to write your first book? a movie that I watched and just wanting to see if I could do it
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work? I like so many, so it's hard to say, and I honestly wish that I read more.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? I haven't read much in some time. I've been so busy that I haven't found time for it.
Out of everything you've written what is your favorite work to date? I would have to say that my current book, "God's Earth," though incomplete is my favorite.
Do you have any advice for other writers? Get started. Don't put it off. Do everything that you can to get something done. You can always revise and edit later. Write! Write! Write! Also, just try to enjoy what you do.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? If you've actually read anything that I've written, thank you so much. I hope that you've enjoyed it. I hope that I've entertained/inspired you in some way.
Where is the best place for readers to find your book? Amazon.com and smashwords.com
Do you have a website? Yes. It is http://www.authorjasonwallace.webs.com/
Thank you again to Mr. Wallace for taking time out of his busy life for this interview and I want to welcome any comments anyone has for my guest Mr. Wallace or for myself The Sweet Romance writer and remind everyone I will be hosting an interview with Authors once or twice a week from now on so check back often to learn about great authors and their books.
I wish everyone a sweet day.
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Home, Sweet Home is a paranormal sweet romance set in the 1940s. It's the story of Anne Baxter a pretty young woman who was unlucky enough to marry a nasty drunk with a bad temper. When Anne and her husband move into their new house Anne quickly realizes they are not alone. But she has no idea the specter haunting her new home will in fact become her hero when her husband snaps and becomes violent, nearly killing Anne and the baby she is pregnant with.
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